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REVIEW: Phantom Lover by Tamaria Soana

Tamaria Soana

and thanks for having me on your site today!
here to tell you about my newest release Phantom Lover. The idea for Phantom
Lover came to me one day last year while I was driving and Sweet Dreams by
Beyoncé came on. I couldn’t get the idea out of a phantom lover of sorts
out of my end, so I began to hash out the story.

Can true love transcend life and death?

Olivia Shaw-Clayton’s life revolves around her job ever since her husband was
killed eight months ago in Iraq. She slaves away at her desk in hopes of
numbing the pain of her loss and the guilt of longing to fall asleep once again
to be joined by her phantom lover.
Lover is erotic short story with a paranormal twist!


Read an Except:
Olivia was out waiting for her friends at Vipers after
work, when in walked the most gorgeous man that she’d ever seen wearing an Army
uniform. He was tall and built like a god. She watched as he took off his coat
and placed it over his shoulder.  She licked her lips at the sight of him
in a t-shirt.  His huge arms were covered in tattoos. She knew she was
staring, but couldn’t tear her eyes off of him. Finally, she turned away and
took a sip of her almost empty drink. When she looked up again, she found the
most amazing hazel eyes gazing at her. She thought her heart was going to stop
right there. He smiled and began to walk toward her.
“Hello, my name is Aaron Clayton and I was wondering if
you’d do me the honor of having a drink with me?”  He extended his hand.
Olivia bit her lower lip and took his hand in hers. He
smelled just as good as he looked. It was a mix of amber, musk, and spice.
“Hi,” she finally sputtered out as he brought the top of
her hand toward his mouth. She cleared her throat. “My name is Olivia.”
“Nice to meet you, Olivia.” His smoldering eyes never left
hers as he placed a gentle kiss on top of her hand.
Her heart fluttered and a warm jolt rushed through her
body. A feeling she’d never had before. All her senses seemed at that moment to
be on fire. All she could think, smell or breathe was this stranger that stood
in front of her. She cleared her throat again, in hopes of snapping herself out
of the trance she was in. “I’m meeting my friends, but I’m early, so a drink
sounds great.”
He smiled. My friends are in the back playing pool, but
they can wait.” He winked. “What are you drinking?”
“Gin and tonic, please.”
He leaned toward her. “I’ll be right back,” he whispered in
her ear.
A shiver went down her spine and her stomach fluttered as
she watched him walk toward the bar. By God his ass is fine! Her mind swirled
with all the things she would like to do to that body. Get a grip. Olivia. You
just met him and you already want to jump his bones. Olivia looked around the
bar and noticed that most of the girls’ eyes were on Aaron. Jealousy spiked through
her veins but at the same time she felt a little smug that he’d walked up to
her. Now all she needed to do was figure out how to get to know him better. If
she had her way she would be underneath him by the end of the night.
“Here you go,” he said as he handed her a drink. “So,
Olivia, tell me about yourself?”
She quickly glanced around at all the other females glaring
at her and a large smirk crossed her lips. Ladies, eat your heart out! He’s
talking to me. She quickly focused her attention on the god in front her,
smiling at her with the sexiest dimples she’d ever seen, and she melted.
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A Little About Me:
Tamaria Soana is middle aged, but just feels her life has
begun. She writes sexy contemporary romance stories that always end with a
‘happily ever after’. Growing up she loved to read and make up new places in
her head to escape to. In her late teens she began writing short stories and
poetry; it wasn’t until her late thirties before she began to spin a full

She’s married and a stay-at-home-mom of two beautiful young girls, they reside
in Western New York. Cuddling up with a good book under an electric throw is her
way to escape the cold Buffalo nights. Besides writing, she co-owns Shades of
Rose Marketing and hosts a talk show on Talkshoe called Live with Tamaria ~
Giving authors a voice.
Where You Can Find Me:
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Sarah’s Review:
Thank you to Tamaria Soana for an ARC to this story.  Once again, I was amazed by how Ms. Soana can bring out the emotions from me.  She can also get me to read something I probably wouldn’t read normally.  I called her right after I finished the story and told her that I loved her but didn’t like her very much.  She laughed because it is not the first time I have said that!

My Goodreads review says it all:

Such a powerful story in such a short story. I truly believe in soul
mates and that everyone has one, whether we find them or not.

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